Thursday, June 21, 2018
Oakland University in southeastern Michigan and Detroit Mercy School of Law have joined the growing list of schools (here, here and here) collaborating to offering undergrads intent on obtaining a law degree a 3+3 program that allows them to shave a year off the otherwise seven year path to a bachelor's degree plus J.D. The Oakland Press has more details:
There’s a new program coming to Oakland University that would shorten the path to a law degree.
Through a new agreement with the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Oakland University is launching “3+3.” Students can earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. That processes usually takes seven years, according to the university.
“This agreement gives our students who intend to attend law school another option to complete their degrees in a seamless way,” Kevin Corcoran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University said in a statement. “Our colleagues at University of Detroit Mercy recognized the talent and work ethic of our students who have attended Law School there.”
During a student’s fourth year at Oakland University, they’ll attend the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with 30 credits, or two semesters, already completed. The student then transfers back to Oakland University to complete their bachelor’s degree.
To apply, students must:
• Complete a minimum of 75 credits in an undergraduate degree
• Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
• Take the Law School Admission Test
• Meet all other Detroit Mercy Law admission requirements
Admission deadline for the program will be Feb. 1 with a decision date of March 1 for the fall term.